Technical Officer

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The Department of Healthier Populations and Noncommunicable Diseases (HPN) regionally leads a strategic, evidence-based, country-centred, coordinated action to improve NCD services to achieve SDG target 3.4.1 and contribute to SDG 3.8. The department contributes to provision of guidance and support for strengthened demand for and improving access to quality and affordable essential package of NCD services at primary health and all levels of care as part of integrated people-centred NCD services. Key elements include planning and advocacy, leveraging finance, improving access, quality and use of NCD medicines & products and building NCD workforce capacity to deliver the services. This will be undertaken through supporting focused-countries to implement evidence-based guidelines, tools and technical packages in the South-East Asia Region.

Duties:

Under the overall supervision and guidance of Director, Department of Healthier Population and Noncommunicable Diseases (HPN)and in collaboration with the Technical Officer and Regional Adviser (NCD), the incumbent is expected to: 

  • Provide technical support to Member States implementing specific NCD projects (E.g.; Norway, Denmark and any other NCD projects) through WHO country offices in planning and implementing evidence-based and people-centred integrated NCD service delivery in primary health care.
  • Plan and manage regular coordination meetings between the project implementing teams and provide continuous feedback to the country teams and update the HPN department and WHO country offices on the matters relating to projects in countries.
  • Facilitate building capacity of relevant staff and programme implementers for NCD interventions
  • Closely monitor the progress of the project and liaise with country offices and ensure regular compilation of the implementation reports and share with WHO HQ and the donor.
  • Analyze information on NCD service performance measures and other relevant activities to assist the department in monitoring and ensuring coordination of different projects in focus countries.
  • Develop protocols to evaluate the project data and compile implementation reports, write case studies on progress of the Norway Government supported projects and submit to the department and relevant stakeholders on a regular basis and as needed.
  • Share the lessons of projects within the units and collaborate to integrate multiprong approaches to NCD capacity building and delivery of people-centred NCD services at the primary health care level. 
  • Undertake other duties as required by the Supervisor, and the Director.
  • Submission of end of assignment report (mandatory).

Required Qualifications:

Education

Essential:

  • Degree in Health Sciences with a postgraduate degree in Public Health/preventive and social medicine from a recognized university.

Experience:

Essential:

  • At least 5 (Five) years of experience, in the field of public health, preferably in the area of NCDs, with responsibilities for planning, management; and use of advance skills on data analysis and research with some international exposure.

Skills:

  • Technical and managerial competencies in public health for management of chronic NCDs.
  • Well-versed in community-based health initiatives.
  • Leadership skills and ability to establish harmonious relationships with government officials

Language Skills:

Essential:

  • Expert knowledge of English.

Source: https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2405155

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